Sneaker Style With Pat Menzies

Get the lowdown from the experts
20 July, 2018

It has been said by many that sneakers give life to an outfit and let you show off your individuality. You can style them how ever you want, but sometimes we need a little inspiration - we got in touch with lovely Abby from Pat Menzies in Canterbury Arcade on Queen Street for some insider sneaker styling advice.

Lacoste Novas, $200

Lacoste Novas are an iconic, old school tennis shoe that goes well with anything. They are sleek enough to be slightly dressed up, but simple enough to go with all your casual weekend outfits. You can’t go wrong with styling these with some straight jeans and a comfy oversized grey coat. Sometimes simple is best.

Onitsuka Tiger Mexico 66, $190

This is a unisex shoe with a clean, yet retro/old school look that is timeless. They’re a great leisurely shoe perfect for weekend wear when you’re out and about. The sporty look of the shoe goes well vintage Levi’s off cut jeans and a nice knit.

Checkerboard Slip On Vans, $100

This statement slip on shoe can be styled with some of your more simple pieces of clothing to contrast the checkerboard pattern. I like to pair them with some nice blue jeans, a white printed t-shirt and a coat, in either a muted colour or bold colour. This is a shoe that is perfect for those who want to stand and those who don’t.

Converse Classic 1970’s High Tops, $120

This unisex shoe is different to your usual pair of converses - they have a cream coloured sole rather than white, instantly giving the shoe a retro look. This timeless shoe looks good dressed with some boyfriend jeans and a slogan t-shirt. The black colour means the shoe can go with all sorts of styles, from monochromatic colours, to big bold and punchy colours.

Please note: all prices were correct as of the publishing date of this article.